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Decompile the specified classes.

jad helps to decompile the byte code running in JVM to the source code to assist you to understand the logic behind better.

  • The decompiled code is syntax highlighted for better readability in Arthas console.

  • It is possible that there’s grammar error in the decompiled code, but it should not affect your interpretation.

Options

Name Specification
class-pattern pattern for the class name
[c:] hashcode of the class loader that loads the class
[classLoaderClass:] The class name of the ClassLoader that executes the expression.
[E] turn on regex match while the default is wildcard match

Usage

Decompile java.lang.String

$ jad java.lang.String

ClassLoader:

Location:

        /*
         * Decompiled with CFR.
         */
        package java.lang;

        import java.io.ObjectStreamField;
        import java.io.Serializable;
...
        public final class String
        implements Serializable,
        Comparable<String>,
        CharSequence {
            private final char[] value;
            private int hash;
            private static final long serialVersionUID = -6849794470754667710L;
            private static final ObjectStreamField[] serialPersistentFields = new ObjectStreamField[0];
            public static final Comparator<String> CASE_INSENSITIVE_ORDER = new CaseInsensitiveComparator();
...
            public String(byte[] byArray, int n, int n2, Charset charset) {
/*460*/         if (charset == null) {
                    throw new NullPointerException("charset");
                }
/*462*/         String.checkBounds(byArray, n, n2);
/*463*/         this.value = StringCoding.decode(charset, byArray, n, n2);
            }
...

Decompile the specified method

$ jad demo.MathGame main

ClassLoader:
+-sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader@232204a1
  +-sun.misc.Launcher$ExtClassLoader@7f31245a

Location:
/private/tmp/math-game.jar

       public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException {
           MathGame game = new MathGame();
           while (true) {
/*16*/         game.run();
/*17*/         TimeUnit.SECONDS.sleep(1L);
           }
       }

Do not print line numbers

  • --lineNumber: Output source code contins line numbers, default value true

$ jad demo.MathGame main --lineNumber false

ClassLoader:
+-sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader@232204a1
  +-sun.misc.Launcher$ExtClassLoader@7f31245a

Location:
/private/tmp/math-game.jar

public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException {
    MathGame game = new MathGame();
    while (true) {
        game.run();
        TimeUnit.SECONDS.sleep(1L);
    }
}

Decompile with specified classLoader

If the target class is loaded by multiple classloaders, jad outputs the hashcode of the corresponding classloaders, then you can re-run jad and specify -c <hashcode> to decompile the target class from the specified classloader.

$ jad org.apache.log4j.Logger

Found more than one class for: org.apache.log4j.Logger, Please use jad -c hashcode org.apache.log4j.Logger
HASHCODE  CLASSLOADER
69dcaba4  +-monitor's ModuleClassLoader
6e51ad67  +-java.net.URLClassLoader@6e51ad67
            +-sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader@6951a712
            +-sun.misc.Launcher$ExtClassLoader@6fafc4c2
2bdd9114  +-pandora-qos-service's ModuleClassLoader
4c0df5f8  +-pandora-framework's ModuleClassLoader

Affect(row-cnt:0) cost in 38 ms.
$ jad org.apache.log4j.Logger -c 69dcaba4

ClassLoader:
+-monitor's ModuleClassLoader

Location:
/Users/admin/app/log4j-1.2.14.jar

package org.apache.log4j;

import org.apache.log4j.spi.*;

public class Logger extends Category
{
    private static final String FQCN;

    protected Logger(String name)
    {
        super(name);
    }

...

Affect(row-cnt:1) cost in 190 ms.

For classloader with only one instance, it can be specified by --classLoaderClass using class name, which is more convenient to use.

The value of --classloaderclass is the class name of classloader. It can only work when it matches a unique classloader instance. The purpose is to facilitate the input of general commands. However, -c <hashcode> is dynamic.